Erik Hægstad's story: leaving his family to become a professional mountain biker

Mountain bike 30/06/22 17:46 Migue A.

Norwegian Erik Hægstad is one of the latest signings of the renewed Team KMC Orbea. This 25-year-old mountain biker is the protagonist of the new chapter of 'My own path', a video in which we know his story and his way to become a MTB professional.

Erik Hægstad's path to becoming a professional mountain biker

Hægstad was born in Fiskum, a small town about 80km from Oslo, the capital of Norway. From an early age he knew he wanted to become a professional cyclist and to do so he would have to leave his hometown to achieve it.

At the age of 15, he decided to move to Lillehammer, a town known for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics, to join a high performance center where getting a place is no easy task. There he finished his studies while training.

In 2021 he managed to win the Elite XCO National Championship and achieved good results in the World Cup, which led to his signing with Team KMC Orbea.

Although Hægstad has not had the desired debut with KMC Orbea, due to an injury during the season and subsequent complications with COVID, the truth is that his projection and determination seem intact, so his name will surely be heard a lot over the next few years.



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